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T-Mobile CEO John Legere gives update on merger progress, says approval still expected in first half of 2019

  A little more than one week after testifying in front of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, T-Mobile CEO John Legere today gave an update on the progress of the T-Mo-Sprint merger. Legere today shared a blog post detailing T-Mobile and Sprint’s recent meetings with government officials, saying that they’ve met with the FCC, DoJ, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, other federal and state level regulators, and some consumer groups. The T-Mo … [read full article]

T-Mobile-Sprint merger scrutinized during House hearing

Today T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure testified in front of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, but they weren’t the only ones testifying. The panel also included Chris Shelton, President of the Communications Workers of America, who opposed the merger and said that it would lead to higher prices for consumers and 30,000 fewer jobs. He called out T-Mobile’s acquisition of iWireless, saying that T-Mo closed all iWireless call … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint execs will talk up 5G, Huawei, and more in merger hearing

T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint chairman Marcelo Claure will both testify in front of the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology tomorrow. Before they do, though, the text of their testimonies has been posted online. In his testimony, Legere claims that the T-Mobile-Sprint merger “ensures that America secures 5G leadership today and in the future.” Legere and Claure say that T-Mobile and Sprint’s spectrum portfolios compliment each other, with T-Mo posessing long range … [read full article]

Several Democratic senators urge FCC and DoJ to reject T-Mobile-Sprint merger

The opposition to the T-Mobile-Sprint merger grew today as several U.S. Senators sent letters to the FCC and Department of Justice to oppose the deal. A group of U.S. Senators led by Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) today announced that they’ve signed letters to both the FCC and¬†DoJ to explain their opposition to the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. The group includes Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Tom Udall (D-NM), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Elizabeth … [read full article]

T-Mobile-Sprint merger gets approval from New York Public Service Commission

The T-Mobile-Sprint merger has earned another stamp of approval. The New York Public Service Commission this week said that it approves of the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint, saying that the deal is in the public interest. “In evaluating the public interest relevant to this transaction, the Commission finds that, on balance, after evaluating the comments received and the risks associated with the proposed transaction the transaction will advance public interest and is approved, but … [read full article]

T-Mobile will support Sprint’s 1Million Project if merger gets approval

After promising to add jobs with five new Customer Experience Centers post-merger, including in Overland Park where Sprint is headquartered, T-Mobile has now made another Sprint-focused pledge related to the merger. T-Mobile has said that, if its merger with Sprint is approved, it’ll continue supporting the 1Million Project. This foundation is Sprint’s effort to help one million high school students to get connected by giving them mobile devices like smartphones, mobile hotspots, and tablets … [read full article]

T-Mobile pledges to offer same or better rate plans for T-Mo and Sprint customers post-merger

One concern that opponents of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger have is that the deal could lead to increased prices for consumers. Today T-Mobile and CEO John Legere submitted letters to the FCC to make a pledge that prices won’t go up. New T-Mobile has committed to offering the same or better rate plans as those offered by T-Mobile or Sprint as of today’s date for three years following the merger. “We are the Un-carrier. If we … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint vow to add jobs with five new Customer Experience Centers if merger is approved

T-Mobile and Sprint continue to work to get their merger approved. Today T-Mo and Sprint have promised to build five new Customer Experience Centers in the U.S. if their merger is approved. These Customer Experience Centers will be home to T-Mobile’s Team of Experts service, which launched last year as a new initiative to help T-Mo customers get faster and more personal customer service. T-Mobile and Sprint say that each of the five new … [read full article]

John Legere and Marcelo Claure will testify in hearing about T-Mobile-Sprint merger on Feb. 13

Next month, John Legere and Marcelo Claure¬†will once again testify in front of a subcommittee regarding the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. The House Committee on Energy & Commerce and House Judiciary Committee will hold a joint hearing on the T-Mobile-Sprint merger on February 13. The complete list of hearing participants is still being confirmed, but both T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure have agreed to testify. This is the second … [read full article]

T-Mobile executives stayed at Trump hotel following Sprint merger announcement, says new report

The FCC may have paused the 180-day shot clock on its review of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger, but there is still some news regarding the deal coming out. The day after T-Mobile and Sprint announced their merger, nine T-Mobile executives stayed at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., according to a report from The Washington Post. These execs were on the hotel’s list of “VIP Arrivals” that included CTO Neville Ray, CFO Braxton Carter, … [read full article]